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spinkamor 01-03-2014 01:21 PM

Too cold?
 
It's been really cold here in Canada for the past few days, with a windchill of -30, and although I can wear two pairs of pants a ton of clothes, my 15 month old pup can't :(
Whenever I take him for a walk now, he starts to limp and walk with only 3 legs after a few minutes. Then he just completely refuses to walk and just stares at me. I bought booties for him, but they don't seem to be helping. Maybe one of his paws are really sensitive to the ice??
So I resorted to taking him out for short periods of time more often. But we run into the same problem every time. I feel so horrible seeing him shiver and limp when we're outside though :(
And also, he is really hyper indoors because he doesn't get his usual long walks :(

Anyone else have this problem or suggestions??

misslesleedavis1 01-03-2014 01:29 PM

Can you take him too a space in your home and play with him for an hour or so? I am in the the Durham region area and know what you are saying! the dogs go out for a pee then come straight back inside, i have a very large basement and i can play some ball or tug o war with them down there.

carmspack 01-03-2014 01:50 PM

mine are the opposite , bring them indoors and it is too warm , they head for the doors

dogs with shifts of more than 20 degrees F which is about what winter conditions from our very warm house to the natural outdoors is. Dogs that are snug inside while owners are away at work and then put outdoors for an hour or two when they come home feel it because they have not adapted or been acclimated . Can cause respiratory problems . It is the sudden changes that are the problem.

so how cold was it last night --- missleslee did you wake up last night around 3 a.m. -- ? I was up reading - no interruptions! -- and then there was a BOOM . Thought roof collapse - ran out , ran upstairs to check ceilings . All good. Then later on the radio 1010 John Moore around 8 or so there were all sorts of call-ins with reports of multiple BOOMS , described as almost a super loud zonic boom. Climatologist came on to describe frost-quakes https://www.google.ca/?gws_rd=cr&ei=...fe=off&tbm=nws . There were four or five . We actually had a frost quake in our area during the power-outage of the ice storm we had just before Christmas.

I mean is there anything else mother nature can throw at us. A summer of flooding with police marine units needing to take people off the GO train, to ice storms to frost quakes ?

misslesleedavis1 01-03-2014 01:57 PM

Yes, the kids were in the living room and all i heard was a loud boom and i thought something hit the side of our home. Frost tremors are new to me, i have never heard of them before..now they are being reported everywere!..i think next summer we will be hit with severe storms. I believe you are in Orillia but do you remember a few summers ago when we had that giant one and tornados touched down in new market area?

3dognite 01-03-2014 01:57 PM

Sounds like maybe a pad got a bit of frostbite or something...

It's hard when it's so cold isn't it? My baby was outside a lot before we got him, so he has been used to it. He likes to be in, but he seems good outside too. Of course we bought him from a breeder on the other side of the Continental Divide where it doesn't get quite as cold. It's supposed to be below 0 F this weekend so we'll be playing ball and tug in the house probably.

misslesleedavis1 01-03-2014 02:00 PM

What are we righ now -37 or something crazy like that, i felt so bad for andrew last night as he loaded on his long johns and headed for ski patrol. He said his eye lashes froze in place when he was boarding down one of lakeridges bigger hills lol. Luckily no one got hurt at all.

carmspack 01-03-2014 02:02 PM

missleslee - I am in Brooklin , I can bike to your street easily , in spring and fall , take dogs from my house to the Vipond arena and back -- can walk to your area easily -- about 12 k's return .
You are thinking of sapphire who is in Orillia.

misslesleedavis1 01-03-2014 02:03 PM

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Originally Posted by carmspack (Post 4766786)
missleslee - I am in Brooklin , I can bike to your street easily , in spring and fall , take dogs from my house to the Vipond arena and back -- can walk to your area easily -- about 12 k's return .
You are thinking of sapphire who is in Orillia.

Ooops i am sorry!

carmspack 01-03-2014 02:08 PM

many people woke up to car batteries that were drained .

Saphire 01-03-2014 02:11 PM

Orillia here!! I was up briefly at 6am and was -40 on my back deck.

Gus loves this weather and thankfully he has spent alot of time outside so his winter coat is now keeping him warm. He spent a full hour playing with his now squished plastic baby pool. Throws it everywhere, I just can't bring myself to taking it away from him.


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